Ranking the Fastest NFL Players in 2022

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Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Parris Campbell (1) runs
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For years, some of the fastest athletes in the world have played in the NFL. Who is the fastest player in the NFL right now?

The NFL provides specific speeds on different in-game play types with Next Gen Stats. This information is widely used in NFL betting, fantasy football, scouting, and more.

Fastest NFL Players

All times are based on ball carriers and clocked on NFL Next Gen Stats for the 2022 regular season and playoffs as of Jan. 30:

RankPlayerPlaySpeed (MPH)
1Parris Campbell26-yard rush22.11
2Kenneth Walker74-yard rushing TD22.09
3Breece Hall62-yard rushing TD21.87
4DeSean Jackson62-yard reception21.72
5Christian Watson46-yard rushing TD21.72
6Jaylen Waddle84-yard receiving TD21.68
7Dalvin Cook81-yard rushing TD21.68
8Travis Etienne62-yard rushing TD21.62
9Devin Duvernay103-yard kickoff return TD21.6
10Tariq Woolen40-yard interception TD21.58

Fastest 40-Yard Dash Times at NFL Combine

Five years after running a 4.22 40-yard dash in Indianapolis, John Ross still holds the top spot for all-time players.

Here’s a look at the 10 fastest 40-yard dash times ever at the NFL Combine:

RankPlayer40 Time
1John Ross4.22
2Kalon Barnes4.23
3Chris Johnson4.24
4Rondel Melendez4.24
5Dri Archer4.26
6Tariq Woolen4.26
7Jerome Mathis4.26
8Marquise Goodwin4.27
9Stanford Routt4.27
10Henry Ruggs III4.27

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